PhD University of California at Santa Cruz
BA University of Texas at Austin
Gina Velasco is an assistant professor in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Gettysburg College. After receiving her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College, a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, and a visiting scholar at the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research and teaching examine how gender and queer sexuality inform notions of nation, diaspora, and transnational belonging in a contemporary context of globalization. Her work encompasses a range of fields, including queer studies, feminist theory, transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, ethnic studies, and Asian American and Filipina/o American studies. She is completing a book manuscript, The Global Filipina Body: Gendered and Sexual Nationalisms in the Filipina/o Diaspora (under advance contract with the University of Illinois Press), that explores how Filipina/o American cultural production queers the Philippine nation by unsettling the gendered and sexual politics of popular and state nationalisms. Her writing has been published in the journals Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, and the Review of Women's Studies and the edited collection, Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (forthcoming in 2018 from the University of Washington Press).